If you like the idea of riding an electric motorcycle but don’t want the added expense of getting your licence, help is at hand courtesy of British e-motorbike maker Maeving. The brand is offering to refund on the cost of Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) with all orders placed during Motorcycle Live, which runs from 19-27 November at the NEC.
The Maeving RM1 is the first electric model to come from the Coventry-based company. Designed specifically for urban riding, its design has been tailored to suit buyers who have never ridden a motorcycle before. It can be ridden with just a CBT which is valid for two years. After that period, riders will need to take a full motorcycle licence test.
Unveiled last year at the 2021 Motorcycle Live show, RM1 is priced from £5,995 and has been a sales hit since its introduction. It’s available in single and double battery form with the latter costing £6,990. The latter offers a range of up to 80 miles with a 45mph top speed. The single battery model has a range of 29 miles. Combined, the dual battery model has a capacity of 3.6kWh and costs as little as 27p to fill up on an overnight tariff.
Unlike traditional motorbike manufacturers, Maeving operates with a direct sales model, with buyers ordering via the brand’s website. Repairs and servicing are carried out via a network of approved service providers.